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Old 01-31-2019, 11:07 AM   #1
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Ask yourselves this question...

This is OU, the home of champions (great teams) in football, baseball, softball, men's and women's gymnastics, men's basketball, women's basketball, wrestling.

What other coach would NOT be fired immediately after a season where their squad only wins 5 games/contests out of 20+? Especially after a couple of previous lackluster years? What other coach hasn't?

The answer is easy -- no one. They've always basically, or actually, been fired.

Sherri has always been held to a different standard -- and rightly so IMO -- because she resurrected a dead program.

She brought wins and glory. We were contenders. She's a great person supposedly and a builder of fine human beings. Great. Kudos to her.

But that's not what she's being paid $1.2 million or more a year to do. She's being paid to win basketball games and championships.

I don't know what happened to her and this program. I have opinions that I will keep to myself for now because, frankly, some of them aren't very nice.

If rumors posted here and elsewhere have any grain of truth to them, Sherri is going to be put on probation within the next few weeks with orders to win or be fired next season.

She may retire, according to posters here and elsewhere.

Unless she is willing to dramatically change, that would probably be best.

However, I don't see her changing.

I think Sherri did a great job here. But her time is over unless something visible and extremely positive occurs swiftly during the remainder of this season and during offseason.

It might actually be better at this point to make a change and let a new coach sign recruits and change things up beginning May 1.
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Old 01-31-2019, 11:27 AM   #2
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Ask yourselves this question...

This is OU, the home of champions (great teams) in football, baseball, softball, men's and women's gymnastics, men's basketball, women's basketball, wrestling.

What other coach would NOT be fired immediately after a season where their squad only wins 5 games/contests out of 20+? Especially after a couple of previous lackluster years? What other coach hasn't?

The answer is easy -- no one. They've always basically, or actually, been fired.

Sherri has always been held to a different standard -- and rightly so IMO -- because she resurrected a dead program.

She brought wins and glory. We were contenders. She's a great person supposedly and a builder of fine human beings. Great. Kudos to her.

But that's not what she's being paid $1.2 million or more a year to do. She's being paid to win basketball games and championships.

I don't know what happened to her and this program. I have opinions that I will keep to myself for now because, frankly, some of them aren't very nice.

If rumors posted here and elsewhere have any grain of truth to them, Sherri is going to be put on probation within the next few weeks with orders to win or be fired next season.

She may retire, according to posters here and elsewhere.

Unless she is willing to dramatically change, that would probably be best.

However, I don't see her changing.

I think Sherri did a great job here. But her time is over unless something visible and extremely positive occurs swiftly during the remainder of this season and during offseason.

It might actually be better at this point to make a change and let a new coach sign recruits and change things up beginning May 1.

I agree. And with what they are willing to pay we could probably pull in a really good coach, one that is playing at a premiere program like Dawn Staley, but doesn't get paid as much. Someone like that. I said get rid of her sooner rather than later to bring in a more talented more ambitious replacement!
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Old 01-31-2019, 11:38 AM   #3
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Both of you would have agreed with that statement three years ago. I think the only way Sherri leaves is if she says she has had enough. She will want to coach the three new kids next year.
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Old 01-31-2019, 11:40 AM   #4
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I think the fans have had enough
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Old 01-31-2019, 11:49 AM   #5
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Old 01-31-2019, 12:02 PM   #6
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You could be absolutely right, Syb. However, I wouldn't have agreed three years ago. Last year perhaps. This year, please note that I haven't agreed with those wanting her gone until the last few weeks.

I understood their position and their justification, but I said as late as last week I thought she should get a chance to right the ship, but I've change my mind.

The reason I did was because I just don't think she's going to change or do anything different, even under threat of firing by Joe C. (if the rumors are to be believed).

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Old 02-01-2019, 05:49 AM   #7
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I am guessing since there are rumors of her being pressured to change or leave,then word has reached Joe C.and others about transfers from the program after the season.It will be like the movie "Groundhog Day"all over again.Go Sooners!
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Old 02-01-2019, 07:45 AM   #8
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I really hope this isn't the case. I mean I wouldn't be that sad if a couple players transferred out, just bc it would open 'ships for other players to come in that maybe could contribute more, but Shaina, Ana, Taylor and Madi definitely need to stay. They, IMO, are our only legit D-1 players, the rest haven't proven anything yet and could easily be replaced. I think if we bring in 1) a genuine PG, 2) a productive big girl down low and 3) work on fundamentals with the girls we have left, we could be a good team. I just don't trust SC the way I used to to make this all right again. I don't see a lot of improvement for next season if she doesn't dramatically change something. I mean, just look at Ana and Shaina - not really much improvement from last season, so what's to say next season won't be a repeat of this season? I pray somehow we get this program back on track bc I love OUWBB and hate being the embarrassment we are right now!
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Old 02-02-2019, 04:20 PM   #9
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There was a lot of us who could see this coming several years ago. Lack luster recruiting, kiss ass assistant coaches who won't challenge Sheri, no summer leagues, pititiful in state recruiting. OSU is a b level program and they've blown right by OU's program. The team plays like the coaches coach and recruit-mediocre at best.
There's needed to be an upgrade on the asst staff years ago and it just hasn't happened.
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Old 02-02-2019, 07:11 PM   #10
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If we finish 6 and 24 or 7 and 23, and Sherri is let go who would most of you like to see as the new head coach ?
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Old 02-02-2019, 07:46 PM   #11
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No idea. Apparently some think Jon Ontez (forgive me if the spelling is wrong), a former OU player.

Other than that I haven’t really thought about it. Joe has a good list, I’m sure.


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Old 02-02-2019, 08:28 PM   #12
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Kori Close at UCLA would be a good hire I think. She has recruited Texas really well and her ties to California could open up that pipeline again. Jeff Walz would be an amazing hire but I would be shocked if he left Louisville.
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Old 02-02-2019, 08:35 PM   #13
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Former All American point guard Dionnah Jackson-Durrett current Mississippi State assistant coach should get consideration. She has been at MSU for 3 seasons and the bulldogs have been the runnerup the last two national championships.
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Old 02-02-2019, 09:10 PM   #14
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Jackson would be a good defensive-minded coach and maybe really change things up defensively for all you with a lot of energy and pressing and man and Zone, but I'm not sure if she is a good recruiter or not, so far Mississippi State hasn't been setting the world on fire with McDonald's all Americans they signed their first one this year...
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If MSU is not signing top talent but have made the last two NCAA championship game one could conclude that they are developing the talent available to them extremely well.

As with any assistant you do not know how good of a head coach they will become until they get the opportunity. Just as we don't know how good of a D-I head coach a juco coach will become.

There is always a risk when you fire a head coach and hire a new one. and that includes firing Sherri. There are no guarantees.
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Old 02-02-2019, 09:31 PM   #16
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https://hailstate.com/coaches.aspx?rc=2005&path=wbball

Jackson-Durrett would be a good choice for OU, if she would want to move on from St and come back to OU.. I believe she would be able to keep our top players here, and after reading her bio, I think she would do wonders with Shay, Tatum, and Jessi. The point guard they have now Holmes has 108 assist and only 24 turnovers
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If MSU is not signing top talent but have made the last two NCAA championship game one could conclude that they are developing the talent available to them extremely well.

As with any assistant you do not know how good of a head coach they will become until they get the opportunity. Just as we don't know how good of a D-I head coach a juco coach will become.

There is always a risk when you fire a head coach and hire a new one. and that includes firing Sherri. There are no guarantees.
I suspect that this will come no sooner than two years, but Jackson-Durett is the most logical choice at this time. By then, it might be Britney Brown or Danielle Robinson.
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I honestly believe that if SC gets the boot, which she full heartedly deserves to get at this point, a lot of interesting names would voice interest. I would not be surprised at all to see some big names leave a fairly successful University to have an opportunity to coach ball at Oklahoma. One can only hope that this comes to fruition. God knows people in Oklahoma are afraid of change.
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What Other OU Coach Wouldn't Get Fired?

Well, one name that comes to mind is Lon.
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I suspect that this will come no sooner than two years, but Jackson-Durett is the most logical choice at this time. By then, it might be Britney Brown or Danielle Robinson.
Don't forget Colton..he just may throw his hat in the race
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Well, one name that comes to mind is Lon.
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He hasn’t been bad for for a decade straight and men’s sports, especially basketball, are a heck of a lot more competitive than is WBB.


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